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them like they used to. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez explains why the numbers are down so much. >> reporter: as we drove the streets of oakland this afternoon the only police cars we saw were parked at the oakmont police substation. truth is site of a cop pulling over a car is more rare. the number of police stops in oakland is down some 75% from a few years ago. that's according to numbers obtained by the "chronicle" which shows oakland police made about 68,000 stops in 2008 and 2009. in 2010, the number went down to 49,000. in 2011, another huge drop to about 25,000. and by the end of this year, the projected number of police stops in oakland will be 15,733. police cite factors including layoffs which reduced the police force by 25%, cops running from one 911 call to another making it harder to make stops in between. also, special investigative and traffic teams have been disbanded including the motorcycle squads. >> just the motorcycle squads alone would be responsible for an average of 35,000 stops so that's probably the most contributing factor i can point to. >> reporter:
for something like this? it's just beyond anyone's expectations. it has rocked us all to the core. it's everyone's worst nightmare. >> reporter: like everyone else the san ramon valley unified school district mourns the loss of the young children in newtown while knowing they have thousands of students in their care they need to keep safe. the state superintendent of schools sent out a letter friday reminding schools to review their safety and security procedures. >> we do multiple drills and intruder on campus drills that are specific toward that kind of an issue or incident. >> reporter: that involved children? >> yeah. yeah. and there are ways to do that without heightening people's level of anxiety. >> reporter: they use code words during drills. there are two schools of thought on this, though. antioch public schools don't use code words believing they can be confusing. >> we don't use code words. we let it be known through the loudspeaker system that we have an active intruder, lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. >> reporter: in antioch they are in the process of reviewing their security practic
. >> those endorsing them, that's what they want us to look at their overall experience in life and what they bring to government. >> reporter: you have to look at them individually and some of them don't have experience with a committee that they were assigned to so that's why we were looking at this a little closer. >> it's going to be an interesting year in sacramento. thank you. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school shooting, a top state lawmaker wants the white house to consider california as a model for dealing with mental illness. senate president pro tem darrell steinberg wrote to vice president joe biden urging him to use california's mental health services act as a model for nationwide improvements. it levies a special tax on higher earners to pay for housing, medication, therapy and preventative services. >> the fact is that it sometimes does take the public's attentio on the worst of worst circumstances to talk about and to act around how we improve systems that for far too long have been underfunded and ignored. >> now, steinberg also wants the federal government to mat
school and they tell us it will reopen tomorrow. >>> more than 1500 pg&e customers don't have power tonight. strong winds knocked down trees and power lines. crews restored electricity to 99% of those affected. right now more than 2700 customers are without power. >> i just got back from marin county. we had the same problem there. a lot of trees coming down. we have that picked up so i'm back at my regular yard out of antioch. >> pg&e hopes to have power restored to everyone by tomorrow morning. >>> and we are not out of the woods yet. chief meteorologist paul deanno with the next system coming in and new text nothing that will help us better understand the storms. >> perfect timing from the weather. we'll have more on that in a second. let's look at the rainfall that we received. we got a month's worth of rainfall, a december's worth of rainfall, in san francisco, in just five days. we averaged 4.0" in december and we received 4.08." other areas napa 10" of rain, kentfield nearly 10." 7.5" for danville. not completely rain-free. it's not going to be a flood producer. it's not goin
one that made the gun used in newtown, connecticut. and this has led to a series of political maneuvers. in an open letter to the president today, eight big city mayors from new york to los angeles asked for an outright ban on assault weapons. >> it's clear that gun is not for the streets it's not for sports. it's really a gun of war. >> reporter: san francisco mayor ed lee and oakland mayor jean quan agree with the federal assault weapons ban that's already in place in california. the two cities just had their largest gun buy-back event taking 600 firearms off the streets. >> the reality is we can buy back hundreds but if we can't stop the flow into nevada and increasingly now for the internet and other sources, this is where we really need and that's why i think you see the mayors across the country trying to put pressure on the federal government. >> reporter: but will public sentiment last long enough to fight strong lobbying groups line the nra? san jose mayor chuck reed weighed in. >> i think people have a right to not necessarily use assault weapons anytime anywhere the
in the u.s. speculation is rampant about what computer and where in the u.s. apple will manufacture its former assembly plant in elk grove one possibility. although some see apple's decision as a public relations move, one user says it's right for the times. >> i hope it's something tangible. this is also for the stakeholders. people on the ground actually working on the apple phones. >> reporter: low wages and low fuel costs were the main forces driving companies to start manufacturing overseas allen but over the decades we in that fuel costs are definitely up and wages in china as a result of some of this reporting of bad conditions there are on the rise 15 to 20% as well so it doesn't make as much economic sense as it used to. >> i'm sure consumers are wondering oh, yeah but does that mean all the apple products are going to cost more? will they raise prices on me is it. >> reporter: it's a competitive thing. they are getting a lot of mileage out of moving some manufacturing of one line of computers, the mac mini or the pro, they are getting publicity about that. other companies may
or promotion, but as cbs 5's reporter len ramirez shows us, police officers aren't too happy about it. >> for 200,000 households in san jose it came in the mail. >> we have to think creatively and cost effectively. >> they are talking about an insert her office enclosed ared in garbage and water bills for san jose residents that solicits complaints act san jose police officers and provides contact information for her office to follow up. >> we are required to get information out about our office and let people know that if they do have a complaint or concern about san jose police officers, we are the people to call. >> when we mess up and we d we're human. we expect to be held accountable. we don't have a problem with the system in place. >> but, the police union does have a problem with the method and time. with murders matching a 20 year high and police response times getting longer, union officers say the city should be mailing out crime watch information and witness hotlines. >> the message they should be sending is your police department is depleting scene getting worse. our resp
is dramatically less than what it used to be. so as the future goes forward it's going to be more and more difficult to hire people to come from other places to work here. there will always be that group of people who live here or want to be comes here. but we have fewer people coming to us than we used to. >> reporter: the 44 officers currently in the san jose police academy won't be ready to patrol the streets on their own until july. another academy is starting in april but those officers won't be ready for the streets until january of 2014. the problem is the department needs them right now. live from san jose, len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> we're learning more tonight about how two people ended up bound and gagged and dumped in the middle of the san francisco street. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez is at the murder scene with information on the aliases some of the suspects went by. >> reporter: we're in the 3700 block of san bruno and in this home here behind me, this is where two of the women who were arrested happen to live. it's also the place where two men ganged up on the male victim and two
with more crime and fewer officers, cbs 5 reporter mark sayre shows us one group is going the extra mile to take back the neighborhood. >> reporter: police say the neighborhood patrols provide an extra set of eyes and ears in these tight budgets but in one san jose neighborhood residents are literally taking it to the streets. >> it's just something that doesn't look right. >> reporter: with a rising number of property crimes and a decreasing number of police officers, bud pyle decided to take action. >> but the number one thing we're looking for is somebody sitting in a car for a few minutes looking around or leaning on a car. >> reporter: pyle and several other volunteers from the eden neighborhood association are taking the concept of the neighborhood watch to a whole new level. >> i said, we're going to do it and starting tomorrow we're going to drive the neighborhood and every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we got volunteers to do it. >> reporter: pyle and his team members are focusing their driving patrols during the day because that's when home burglaries are occurring when many p
statement. >> even prop 30 didn't give us more money. it prevented more cuts from happening. >> in the meantime those programs will be disrupted. teachers possibly laid off, hard to get back. >> meanwhile the state's superintendent is talking about already asking tax payers for more money. this time a statewide school bond. >> we have over 10,000 schools. >> in the newsroom, phil matier, cbs 5. >>> fiscal cliff camps are sprouting up across california. congresswoman's office in san jose, local seniors rally to demand lawmakers raise taxes on bank and corporations lain off social programs. city omhi-wwork. 3 >>> developing news in san pablo. ken bastida is live with more. police still look for the gunman? >> reporter: that's right, allen. they are still trying to figure out what happened inside this apartment. as you mentioned, shots rang out. it is normally quiet here. early sunday morning when police got here they found two people's bodice -- bodies laying on the stairs here. they also found something else inside the apartment. they found their 4-year-old daughter inside
the shootings, the police say adam lanza took his own life at the school. jim axelrod tells us how it all unfolded. jim? >> reporter: well, scott, it was just before -- just after 9:00 this morning at the sandy hook elementary school, which is right down the road here, a kindergarten through fourth grade school, so early this kids were still delivering their attendance list from their classrooms to the main office. as we say, a little after 9:00, the gunman apparently walked into the school and started shooting. police got 911 calls and kids could hear screaming coming over the intercom. the school was quickly placed on lockdown. teachers locking doors, pulling shades, keeping kids away from windows and doors. the shooting was apparently contained to two rooms. a day of unimaginable horror here. >> the gym teachers directed us to stay against the wall and everybody started kind of panicking. >> most of the lights were off and the teacher had -- my teacher mrs. sullivan had to close the blinds and she had to -- close the blind, shut off the lights and get a black piece of paper and stick i
we call air dancers that you see at used car lots and things like that, that are run on compressed air and wave around. >> reporter: but once a nest had eggs in it the work crews are stopped in their tracks. >> there was a case where a house finch pair decided to nest in a wheel well on a flatbed trailer loaded with reinforcing steel. that trailer couldn't be moved. >> reporter: these birds are the ultimate nimb yeah. it cost them $5 million about $17,000 a nest. >> it's way beyond what you would consider a practical use of, you know, protection and, you know, to the environment. >> reporter: bart says it would have cost them more if the project had been delayed or if they violated the wildlife protection laws and were fined. the bart extension is expected to be completed in 2015. now, dana, if they continue to pose a problem bart will have to continue to figure out how to pay for the cost of accommodating these birds. >> when they want to mate and have babies, that's what they do. they're stubborn. >> reporter: very determined. >> exactly. ann notarangelo, thank you. >>> meanwhil
compared to the magazine that a criminal may use. >> reporter: but even on this point, the size of a clip, the debate is expected to be intense. >> ha. [ laughter ] >> the argument against that is that it is a diminution of freedom of firearms owners to make their own choices. >> reporter: but in day-to-day crime isn't it the handgun that's still the most commonly useed. >> that's correct. >> maybe. >> reporter: but as the professor notes on handguns the nation is divided. >> on the one hand, the handgun is the predominant weapon of abuse in the united states. but millions and millions of households also use them for self-defense. >> reporter: and that is one of the key issues. now, it's interesting, the rest of the nation is going to debate whether to follow california's example both on the clip size and on the amanda assault rifles. but as this debate goes on, gun stores are reporting record sales. >> there's been a lot of misinformation, including from the media. i'm glad we are doing the stories so people know the difference. >> no matter what you call them, the real question comes do
rifle association has broken its silence. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez tells us why the group's position is creating a new outcry. joe. >> reporter: allen, they announced today the nra did that they want armed security guards in every school in america. that's something familiar here at richmond high school where they have had armed officers for six years. they do believe it has made a difference. but many are wondering whether the nra went far enough. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: after being silent on the subject for more than a week after the slaughter in newtown, the chief of the national rifle association declared today the nra's solution for stopping school shootings is to have an armed guard in every school. just like they have them at banks and sports arenas. >> why is the idea of a gun good when it's used to protect the president or our police but bad when it's used to protect our children in our schools? >> reporter: the nra proposes a new program to protect america's schools called national school shield, but they were
helpful. >> reporter: but privacy advocates are worried its uses could soon expand. >> where they say they were going to use them for emergency purposes and then use them for surveillance on ordinary americans. >> reporter: some believe the sheriff is not being honest. >> documents that the aclu obtained along with documents that ess obtained showed his true plan is to use a drone for spying for surveillance intelligence gathering. this is spying. >> the sheriff clearly is working to secretly unleash a drone on alameda county. >> reporter: although the sheriff's office had agreed to wait until a hearing before the public protection committee to decide this issue, it suddenly ended up on the county board of supervisors agenda for approval. the undersheriff says it was a clerical error and the item was pull. -- was pulled. as for how the drone will be used, the undersheriff admits it's a gray area. >> there are no hard and fast rules. in fact, currently, the faa hasn't even issued their final rules on using these. >> reporter: it's not just privacy advocates who are cautious. there's a
stop, hopped a fence and jumped in the creek. cbs 5 reporter don ford tells us the man disappeared around 12:30 this morning after police lost sight of him. >> police chief eric masterson says donaldson jumped into the creek. >> the officers were very surprised to see hill jump into the water completely unexpected. >> police say they followed allock the bank as far as they could trying to get donaldson out of the water but says he kept swimming away from them. >> we are very concerned. it was swift moving water. he could have got caught up in something or possibly have drowned. so, we're very concerned for his safety. we hope that he's okay. >> the swift water rescue team searched until daybreak. at dawn, a helicopter was used. by mid-morning anthony was still missing ensearch was called off. late this afternoon family members came to the bridge looking for hope. his younger brother was fearful. >> can your brother swim? >> no. he has asthma. if he was wearing a lot of clothes and shoes, not a good signed this his younger sister remembers their last phone call. >> i talked to him y
killing one of them. it happened in oakland last night. cbs 5 reporter da lin tells us police are still looking for a passenger who took off running. >> reporter: two officers pulled over a bmw for speeding. the driver stopped but once the officers got out of their car, investigators say the bmw sped away. less than a mile away the driver of the bmw broadsided a black lincoln on 98th avenue. the impact killed the passenger in the sedan a woman in her early 20s. four other people inside suffered minor to serious injuries. witnesses say they could hear it from blocks away. >> big noise, bang. >> reporter: the chp says after the crash, the bmw's driver and his passenger ran off but officers captured the driver nearby 34-year-old moore facing two charges of evading police and vehicular manslaughter. >> did not appear to be very much under the influence. he was able to exit his vehicle and flee the scene. so that would show that he is coherent. >> reporter: surveillance footage from a gas station shows the passenger sprinting across a gas station to get away from police. and tonight, they ar
of the storm. that investigation continues. now, back out live here in the mountains. folks here are used to the rain perhaps a little too used to as we saw folks clearing a road in what might be a dangerous manner. the san lorenzo river is rushing fast. in fact, carol hendricks says it appears to be rising more dramatically than she has seen in years. she says 1 1/2 days ago it was tow dry you could walk across the bottom near downtown boulder creek. >> pretty outrageous and if it keeps raining it will go over the dam. >> reporter: as heavy rain keeps falling so do trees and eventually electrical wires. highway 9 was blocked in ben lomond for much of the morning. pg&e says they are in better shape to respond to such situation. that's because they now have these high-tech mobile command units this one in santa cruz. they are stocked with generators, laptops and satellite phones to communicate with other emergency responders. >> prepared to respond quickly and effectively to get people's power back up as soon as possible. >> reporter: but we found some folks who decided to take matters int
do not have a lot of experience. liz? >> reporter: used to be that you went to a college, got any kind of degree, you were dwairnt teed to get an entry level position somewhere. now not the case. >> some are taking unpaid internship to get a foot in the door. >>> how about a degree seismology? an earthquake hit northeast of mall mall by as m -- milpitas. >>> a snow boarder eye tied as 49-year-old steve anderson from a small town near stuckee was found under two or three feet of snow. >> his friends, the other friends that were going to be in our group were looking for him and probing around but they didn't find him. >> reporter: officials at alpine meadow says that veteran stay patroller died. an explosive broke the slide much wider and higher than expected. >>> just getting to and from the slope was brutal. mike sugarman headed to the sierra with the goal, goal of reaching theory resort. he pulled over in heavy traffic and filed this. >> yoo there are world class ski resorts up that day. but that would require chains and four-wheel drives and lot of other cars. here at the corner
on a city street. one later died. cbs 5 reporter linda yee tells us they knew their attackers well. >> reporter: yes, they did, liz. four women and one man were picked up early this morning at a house in hercules. now, police believe that the suspects did dump their two victims here in this visitacion valley neighborhood and they call this case so bizarre, it could only happen in the movies. now, the man and the women were beat n up and tied up. one of them was shot, left on the street early sunday evening. information police said led them to the five suspects who had been in hercules at the time. they are a 32-year-old san francisco woman and a 21-year- old oakland man both of them charged with murder. the three other suspects, a 19- year-old, 22-year-old and 24- year-old women from hercules have been charged with accessory to murder. investigators say the victims did know their suspects. >> it was established that there was an expensive relationship between the victims -- extensive relationship between the victims and the suspect in this case. i can't get into detail about the re
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